Heart Health

Sugar: Not So Sweet for Your Heart

If you need another reason to lay off the sugar, here it is: research has shown that a diet high in added sugar can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by as much as 38 percent. The brain is hardwired to crave sweets, but you can have too much of a good thing. […]

Heart Health at Every Age

By the American Heart Association In Your Twenties Tia Timpson suffered a severe stroke at age 20. Cardiovascular disease and stroke can happen at any age, which is why it is essential to consider your cardiovascular health at every age. Start practicing heart-healthy habits in your twenties. Learn what you can do to prevent heart […]

Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Great news for chocolate lovers—dark chocolate may lower the risk of heart disease by lowering levels of blood glucose and bad cholesterol while boosting levels of good cholesterol.

Salt Sense

We have all heard that too much salt is a bad thing, but how, specifically, does too much sodium have a negative impact on health?

An Apple a Day

An apple a day might do more than keep the doctor away—it could lower cholesterol too, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at Florida State University.

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk

Following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer.

Should You Stop Sipping Sugary Drinks?

Women who drink sugary soft drinks every day are 83 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke than those who rarely drink sweetened beverages.

Chocolate and Blood Pressure

Most people don’t need much convincing to eat chocolate, but now there may be good reason to indulge—research indicates that chocolate could help lower blood pressure.

Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart

If you’ve been popping calcium pills in hopes of improving your bone health, you might want to reconsider. Calcium supplements might increase the risk of having a heart attack, according to new research published in the journal Heart.

The Cholesterol Connection

Reducing your risk of heart disease By Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT Every day we are bombarded with messages about our food. With so many foods labeled “cholesterol free,” it can be easy to assume that cholesterol is a bad thing. But the truth is that although there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol, this […]